Question

Passive immunity is defined as immunity

A

Inherited from the parents

B

Achieved through vaccination

C

Acquired through first exposure to the disease

D

Achieved through the serum of other animals enrich with antibodies

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Solution
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Correct option is D)

Passive immunity is the transfer of active humoral immunity in the form of ready-made antibodies, from one individual to another. Passive immunity can occur naturally when maternal antibodies are transferred to the fetus through the placenta and can also be induced artificially when high levels of human (or horse) antibodies specific for a pathogen or toxin are transferred to non-immune individuals. Passive immunization is used when there is a high risk of infection and insufficient time for the body to develop its own immune response, or to reduce the symptoms of ongoing or immunosuppressive diseases.
So, the correct answer is option D.

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